Recordhigh 65 million passengers flew with WestJet in Q3

first_img Share Tags: WestJet Thursday, October 12, 2017 Posted by CALGARY — WestJet is flying high with the news that it flew 6.5 million guests in the third quarter of 2017, an all-time record high for the airline and a year-over-year increase of 10.7%.September 2017 traffic results also revealed a load factor of 80.4%, an increase of 0.5 percentage points year over year. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 5.9% year over year, and capacity (measured in available seat miles, or ASMs), grew 5.3% over the same period.“We are very pleased with our strong traffic growth, as we reported record load factors each month this quarter, which translated into achieving both our highest ever quarterly load factor of 85.7%, and flying an all-time quarterly record number of guests in our 21-year history,” said WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky. “I want to sincerely thank our over 13,000 WestJetters for continuing to deliver our award-winning brand of friendly caring service as we transition through our shoulder period into the busy winter season.”More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesThese record numbers come on the heels of WestJet breaking ground on its new $50 million hangar project at YYC Calgary International Airport in September. The hangar, once complete, will occupy 125,000 square feet, accommodate its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft and stand eight stories tall.Also in September, WestJet announced the name and logo for its ultra-low-cost airline in Canada. Named Swoop, the ULCC will begin selling flights in early 2018.center_img Record-high 6.5 million passengers flew with WestJet in Q3 << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group last_img read more

Transat buys up land in Mexico one step closer to launching its

first_img MONTREAL — Transat A.T. Inc. has made its first step towards the goal of opening its own hotels with the announcement that it has purchased land in Riviera Maya, Mexico.The stretch of land, located in Puerto Morelos on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, is ideally situated midway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, some 20 kilometres from Cancun International Airport.In addition, the company has entered into a promissory agreement to purchase a second adjacent property for a total consideration of between US$54 and $57 million to build a new beachfront resort.The agreement is subject to certain usual conditions and is anticipated to close on or around Nov. 1, 2018.“We are very pleased with these transactions in a prominent Mexican tourism market,” said Transat President and Chief Executive Officer Jean-Marc Eustache. “This is just the beginning: we are continuing our exploratory work with the objective of finding attractive land or hotels that we can acquire or manage. Our company’s future growth will be built on hotel development and, obviously, the strength of our leisure travel business.”More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckFirst announced in July 2017 following the sale of its minority 35% interest in Ocean Hotels, Transat’s new hotel division will include some 5,000 owned or managed hotel rooms at its main Sun destinations by 2024. Posted by Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Share << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Tags: Hotels & Resorts, Riviera Maya, Transat Transat buys up land in Mexico, one step closer to launching its first resort Travelweek Group last_img read more

La Verna Hospital taking part in World Aids DayLa Verna Hospital taking

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Jacó Happenings

first_imgNo related posts. Paul and Cassidy Barbeau have relocated their Pura Vida Pantry to a large, outdoor setting in Herradura, with tropical garden seating for 16. The same inventive and healthy meals are offered daily, as well as raw, vegan and gluten-free snacks (also available for takeaway).Cassidy Barbeau can prepare weekly meal plans for specialty diets. She offers private cooking lessons, and Paul Barbeau is growing some of the finest wheatgrass around. Juice cleanses and wellness detoxes are available through the pantry as well. Call 8733-4811 for more info, or email puravidapantry@gmail.com.Glen Bain from Costa Rica Pools has taken the lead on beach cleanups in Jacó. Together with John Walker and The Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce, Glen has been instrumental in motivating locals, tourists and business owners to take pride in keeping Jacó clean. More than 30 people have volunteered in what will now be a monthly event, every third Monday of the month. If you or your business would like to be involved, contact Glen at costaricapools@hotmail.com or the chamber at cenpac.chamber@gmail.com. The chamber will be having its annual public meeting June 26 at 7 p.m. in Balcón del Mar.–Christina Truittchristina_truitt@yahoo.com Facebook Commentslast_img read more

PHOTO STORY Costa Ricas Slut Walk 20

first_imgAccessibility Without Exclusion Party (PASE) presidential candidate Óscar López recentlysaid in a radio interview that there was a “thin line between consent and rape.”Those statements prompted outrage across the country, and the response was Slut Walk 2.0. Protesters last Friday night rallied to denounce López’s comments, as well as to speak out against Costa Rica’s ban on abortion, the Catholic Church’s position on social issues and violence against women, among other issues.The march began at 8 p.m. in Parque Central, in downtown San José, and then headed east on Avenida 4, past the National Theater, and then west on Central Avenue to Parque Central. Here are some photo highlights. Share your reactions with other Tico Times readers on our Facebook here. No related posts. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Tico musician Tapado Vargas debuts song video cowritten with pop superstar Alanis

first_imgRelated posts:Neil Young vows Starbucks boycott over GMOs San José’s newest coffee shop – on wheels Lana Del Rey evokes classic singers in dark ‘Honeymoon’ Rolling Stones to tour Latin America Facebook Comments Pop icon Alanis Morissette teamed up with Costa Rican percussionist and Latin Grammy winner Carlos ‘Tapado” Vargas to release over the weekend the song “The Morning,” along with an accompanying video recorded for the upcoming documentary “A Small Section of the World,” scheduled to premiere at DOC NYC Festival on Nov. 14 before its release in theaters in December.The documentary tells the story of a group of Costa Rican women from Biolley (ASOMOBI), a rural area in the southern Pacific canton of Buenos Aires, whose ideas sparked a revolution in the coffee growing world.“After a crisis, the men of the village left in search of work and the women came together to imagine a different future for themselves, their families and their community by building their own coffee mill. They are the first women’s run micro-mill in their country,” the documentary’s official website states.See the trailer for “A Small Section of the World”:center_img Vargas, a member of the renowned Costa Rican bands Editus and Malpaís, co-wrote the song for the documentary and recorded with 16 Costa Rican musicians, including Editus’ Edín Solís. He used coffee beans and other tools used in coffee processing to create percussive elements for the track.The song was commissioned by Italian coffee giant Illy and is now available for purchase on iTunes.“By downloading ‘The Morning,’ you are helping to enrich the lives of women looking to educate and empower themselves in the world of coffee,” a message posted on the documentary’s website states. “Proceeds from every song purchase are matched by the Ernesto Illy Foundation and then go directly towards providing scholarships for women around the world to earn a master’s degree in coffee and economic sciences and expanding the programs available to women,” the message adds.“I just basically live for the feminine being and beauty — really talking about it and extolling the virtues of the feminine being celebrated in men and women alike,” Morissette told entertainment magazine The Hollywood Reporter, referring to the collaboration.Directed by Lesley Chilcott, producer of renowned documentaries such as “Waiting for Superman,” and “An Inconvenient Truth,” “A Small Section of the World” will open in U.S. theaters on Dec. 5.Recommended: Teaching pride in rural livingWatch a video clip for Alanis Morissette’s “The Morning,” featuring Costa Rican percussionist Tapado Vargas:last_img read more